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Walking shoes on for the next Laois Camino 25 km trek in a beautiful part of Laois

Michelle Hogan

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Michelle Hogan

Laois Laois Laois Walking shoes on for the next Laois Camino 25 km trek

Picture: Luke Wynne

The Laois Camino, a walking festival designed to explore the woodland, bog, water and mountains of the county returns this month with a new walking route.

The next Laois Camino offers two different options for people who want to take part in the beautiful countryside Luggacurran to Fisherstown route.

The first ticket option brings you out and about for the day on a distance of 25km with fast walkers walking for at least four hours of five and a half hours at a good pace, stopping to take photos and enjoy the views.

This package is appealing to walkers from all over Ireland and offers parking at Fisherstown with a shuttle bus to the starting point at Luggacurran, a Laois Camino wristband, a map with key points of interest, water, fruit and a toilet stop, hot refreshments at Ballykilcavan farm and brewery, a hot meal upon completion of the 25 km and live traditional music and a friendly relaxed atmosphere at the Fisherman’s Inn at 5 pm.

Further details are to follow on local accommodation options. These full day package tickets cost €37.

The second option for this Laois Camino event involved doing the same 25 km walking route from Luggacurran to Fisherstown with the shuttle bus, wristband, map, water, fruit, toilet break and hot refreshments at Ballykilcavan Brewery. These tickets cost €22.50.

This Laois Camino takes place on Saturday, April 27 and tickets are available here.

Registration for the walk takes place at 8 am that morning in Fisherstown. Walkers will leave in waves at 9 am 9:45 am and 10:30 am.

The Laois Camino is a five-year plan launched to unveil the heritage, woodlands, bogs, water and mountains of the county.

The Laois Camino is unique in the sense that it is going to be a floating Camino in that it will move every year to a different section of Laois unveiling the county as the years go by.

Any questions please email info@laoiscamino.ie.

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